Margie Hosel


People Read Beyond The First Paragraph.


My complaint about the internet is that everything is too short. My other complaint is that there are not enough footnotes. These complaints are related. I’ll explain below.

For some reason, when people write for the internet, they sacrifice detail and context. I think it has something to do with an (incorrect) impression that…


The Top Three K-drama titles are…


If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift for someone who is into Victorian novels or is exceptionally modest, I recommend K-drama. I like it because the plots are robust and surprising. According to my friend in the foreign service, it shows up a lot in extremely religious Middle Eastern countries because the most the romantic leads will usually…


Posing as Sincere


As a young attorney, I had frequent run-ins with an opposing counsel, let’s call him Puck. Puck was pretty old and prone to making fun of the younger attorneys. Because his office was across the street from the court in a small town, he seemed to enjoy coming over to hang out, even if he didn’t have any business. It seemed like every time I was at that particular court, Puck…


Readers Create Too


I have almost nothing to do with writing things on the internet. I’ve blogged a couple of times. I’m an avid consumer of content, mostly news and non-fiction.

What I like the best about Medium so far is the little button that lets you nudge the rank of the post. The button recognizes that the piece was written for an audience and the audience should have…


Shortly after I took this, the toddler sat on the baby.


People Read Beyond The First Paragraph.


My complaint about the internet is that everything is too short. My other complaint is that there are not enough footnotes. These complaints are related. I’ll explain below.

For some reason, when people write for the internet, they sacrifice detail and context. I think it has something to do with an (incorrect) impression that…


I danced in front of thousands.


I spent a year teaching high school in Korea, and, during that time developed a thing for Korean boy bands. My favorite was G.O.D. because it was rumored that one of the members didn’t speak Korean that well (like me!) and because they had a hit ballad about only being able to afford ramen (like me!).


I danced in front of thousands.


II spent a year teaching high school in Korea, and, during that time developed a thing for Korean boy bands. My favorite was G.O.D. because it was rumored that one of the members didn’t speak Korean that well (like me!) and because they had a hit ballad about only being able to afford ramen (like me!).